Peppermint and Baby Bunnies

Precious baby bunny!
Precious baby bunny!

Today I had a surprise visit from my mom 🙂 She lives an hour and 45 minutes away and that’s not too far,  but it’s far enough to limit how much I see my family.  We did quite a lot today,  so much so that I’m already feeling it.  We took her to campus to take pictures and visit the art museum. We ate lunch and dinner outside and went shopping downtown.  Needless to say,  I am exhausted! We for some great pictures though.  It’s funny, I never realized what adults meant when they said, “I’m going to be feeling this tomorrow,” but now I totally get it.  Growing up is awesome!  😉  Perhaps my favorite picture that I took today is the one of the baby bunny above.  It was hidden so well beneath a plant that I almost didn’t see it and I’m glad I did because it was super precious 😉  I was next to tears just because it was so darn adorable.

The vet recommended that we start giving Chester dental treats because he has slight tartar, but we already give those to him!  I took desperate measures and bought a kitty toothbrush and toothpaste.  The photoshopped kitty on the front looked happy to get its teeth brushed! 😉  Chester HATES it, but I force the smallest side of the brush past his lips and brush for like a millisecond.  He quickly figured out how to tighten his mouth so that I couldn’t get the toothbrush in.  Too funny 😉  Reminds me of a child.

Kitty toothbrush and toothpaste
Kitty toothbrush and toothpaste

This weekend I also bought my very first herb: a peppermint plant.  I am not sure if I have ever mentioned my love for peppermint. I use it daily,  whether it’s in the form of tea or essential oil, I can’t get enough of one of nature’s most amazing gifts.  It’s great for nausea, upset stomach, indigestion, and even headaches (I think some of those are the same thing).  Anyway, I’m so glad I discovered it because I have been suffering for quite some time.

My peppermint plant!
My peppermint plant!

I have a lot of food sensitivities and digestion problems,  which I can’t say would ever have gotten better without a combination of probiotics (something I could write a book about too, but perhaps I will save that for a future post), food avoidance,  and peppermint, which does wonders with calming my stomach, especially nausea.  As you may know,  nausea terrifies me because of what it might lead to (damn OCD ), so at the first wave of feeling nauseated I turn on the kettle and brew some tea.   I recommend it for everyone.  The tea  is great or even a drop or two of peppermint oil in a glass of water helps. Plus,  it tastes delicious!  My favorite brand of tea is Celestial, which you can buy just about anywhere.

Anyway,  enough about peppermint!  Thanks for reading 🙂

One last cool flower pic!
One last cool flower pic!

M

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71 thoughts on “Peppermint and Baby Bunnies

  1. You know, I have been using peppermint quite a bit lately for an uneasy stomach. Seems that I start off the day doing fine, but by the end of the day, no matter what I have eaten, my stomach is very angry. The peppermint tea has been so helpful!

  2. I am glad your stomach is better. Also, I have posted before being finished, too.
    I take something for my stomach, but have also found that about 1/3 tsp of ground ginger helps.
    Scott

    1. Thank you Scott 🙂 I also drink Ginger when I have a sore throat or cold and need that extra boost for my immune system. It’s great stuff 🙂

  3. that bunny is just too cute! I would’ve scooped him right up and taken him home with me 😀 thanks for the peppermint idea! I don’t usually have issues with naseau unless I get some kind of bug, but I might suggest it to my bf because he gets really sick to his stomach when he gets nervous.

  4. Sounds like a great day! Good thing Chester didn’t see that baby bunny or it would have been a half eaten bunny yaked on your floor 🙂 Mint tea was a staple in my house when I was growing up. We had a huge plot. I get my cat’s teeth professionally cleaned yearly. Tried the brushing, but 4 cats who hate brushing make me hate 4 cats…..

    1. Good thing Chester was nowhere near the baby bunny 😦 I’ve seen what he does with crickets. A baby bunny would be obliterated. Someone recommended I wrap a towel around my finger and brush his teeth that way. I’ll give it a whirl and let you know how it goes 🙂

  5. Where was the cute bunny? In your garden? I can quite understand Chester objecting to teeth cleaning. But I guess he will get used to it. I like eating crystalised ginger after a meal. I find that is very soothing.

    1. The bunny was in the landscaping outside of the theater on campus. I almost didn’t see it until my mom started saying, “awww!” 😉 I have seen crystallized ginger at Asian markets and in health food stores, but never knew what it was for. I drink Korean ginger tea, which is like a jam that you put in hot water, kind of weird, super spicy, but does do wonders for illness 🙂

      1. It’s good but it is something to get used to. It’s very strong. I had a cold a few months ago and it was so soothing for my sore throat

  6. I LOVE peppermint tea to soothe an upset tummy! It grows really easy (spearmint is easy to grow too and is really nice in iced tea) and spreads out quick. Always love your posts!

  7. This post brightened my day 🙂 Thank you for sharing it – the peppermint and the very cute bunny!
    I like peppermint both as a tummy-settler and just as a refreshing pick-me-up. It’s like a blast of fresh air, isn’t it? Even just the smell of it.
    It sounds like you had a lovely day with your mom 🙂

  8. You might try putting the toothpaste on a washcloth and using your finger. My doges let me do that, but not a tooth brush. :). I’m allergic to peppermint…boooo! 😦

  9. Use caution or lots of space if you decide to plant your peppermint in the ground. It is just as amazing to watch it spread as it is to use it. I have enough to make tea for the whole neighborhood, but they don’t appreciate it like I do. Great pictures. Oh, try using your finger to brush your cat’s teeth. They don’t necessarily like it more, but it takes some danger out of the process. (Former vet tech)

    1. I’ve heard they spread quite well when put in the ground 🙂 I would love to do that, honestly, but I can’t, so in the pot it stays 🙂

  10. Good morning (from Seattle). I appreciate that you ‘liked’ my under construction blog. Interesting enough…I struggle with trying to write perfect posts, which obviously slowed me down more than seven months of not posting. Your blog has encouraged me to keep it rolling. Nevertheless, due to my digestive system and angry stomach, ginger tea helps as well by increasing digestive enzymes. It is amazing how ginger tea calms my stomach. Try it sometime and see what you think.

    Keep up the great work; see you around :-)!

    1. Good evening from IN 🙂 I too love ginger tea, but the kind I drink is a bit unique. I buy it at the local Korean grocery store and it’s more like a marmalade that you add hot water too, strong stuff, but great for colds and stomach problems 🙂

  11. I love fresh peppermint. Put some in a jug of Iced Tea and it is great. Even in a water glass, just love it. I only plant it in pots though, it will take over almost every garden in a season. Then you will never be without and may like it a little bit less. Great bunny photo.

  12. One of the easiest herbs to grow too! Mine from 4 years ago makes it through every winter and just keeps getting bigger. You’ll be hooked to growing herbs soon since it’s so lovely to just go out to your back deck for fresh stuff when cooking. 🙂

  13. I love bunnies! this one was so small and precious. Glad your Mom discovered it and you were able to take a picture of it. Wonder how far its mommy was? Take care and nice checking in on you, always a pleasure!

  14. I love the bunny picture. I have a rabbit in my front yard often. He is cute but definitely not as cute as the one you saw probably because he is much bigger. I am glad you got to spend time with your mom. I find that time flies by when you are really busy and theat sometimes it is good to be so busy that you feel it the next day.

    1. It was so cute! We have so many bunnies here and chipmunks. I’ve tried to capture chipmunks on film, but the little guys are so fast 😉

  15. I don’t know where to respond to your OCD article – so I hope this place is okay. I believe you could be healed of your OCD regarding “stomach disorders’ (especially “vomit”) with hypnosis – in particular, hypnosis for “past life recall” (remembrance of a previous lifetime). Many people who have an acute fear of water recall, through past life hypnosis, that they drowned (or
    were drowned by someone else) during a previous lifetime. You may have a similar memory of some sort. Usually it takes only 1, 2 or 3 sessions to recall that past event – and then a person is healed of that fear in this lifetime!

    I wish you much success. — Bill Guggenheim, Longwood, Florida (near Orlando) BillG934@hotmail.com

    1. I have never heard of this before, but am interesting in looking into it further. I often say I have an old soul and i wonder how much of that is truth. It’s definitely something I would consider. Thank you Bill

    1. That’s actually a great idea. I randomly have a lot of toothbrushes that I get from the dentist because I use a sonicare and don’t use them. definitely going to try this out!

  16. It’s just me, I wanted to share a post I just read-http://molliesong.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/you-want-me-to-put-what-in-my-mouth/ this woman is like us, all natural. I tried brushing my teeth with a little baking soda and it wasn’t bad at all. I totally recommend reading her post it’s about dental care the natural way.

  17. I love the smell and taste of peppermint as well. Have you ever tried burning it in a oil burner? Fills the whole house in seconds. Also Eucalyptus is also good for remedies.

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